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Sun Peaks and Big White discount tickets

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Chillybin, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Chillybin

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    Hi

    Does anyone have any links or info on how to get cheap tickets at both? I’ll have a lake Louise card and an RCR card but neither help here. Lifttopia is an option but we’re not locking anything in until we get to Canada this time apart from cat and heli. We’ll likely make decisions a day or 2 out. Cheers
     
  2. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know you can get discounted lift tickets through accommodation, many places have a if you book with us you get a cheaper rate. Might not work for you though.
     
  3. Chillybin

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    From experience that almost never works out. I have the lake Louise card for silver star but I can’t seem to find anything of benefit for sun peaks or big white. We’re only skiing a day each at SP and BW but every dollar counts. We’re also likely staying in Kamloops for SP and Driving from Vernon and Ski Big White the same day before heading down to Nelson
     
  4. Chillybin

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    So everyone is paying full window ticket prices then............
     
  5. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m following this
     
  6. KneeDeep

    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Try a local Cosco store, they often have cheap tickets on offer.
     
  7. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, seasons pass early bird family rate for one hill and I have booked the other hill accom through an agent so got wholesale prices on lifts ~ 30% off retail.
     
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    How much is a season pass early bird family rate? Which mountain is that at?
     
  9. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chillybin try asking your accommodation provider, they often have access to discounts
     
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  10. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    This year we are purchasing at Apex Mountain. $655/Adult. We also get cheaper rates at some other hills due to the seasons pass (~25% off window rates).
     
  11. KneeDeep

    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Silverstar has early bird family pricing until the end of September .
     
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  12. Chillybin

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    Thanks. The Lake Louise card generally trumps most of the discounts others offer. I’m struggling to find anything on Sun Peaks. My wife only wants to do one now so looking likely we’ll just flag Sun Peaks as too hard and go to Silver Star
     
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  13. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The usual avenue to cheap day tickets at BC resorts is to have a season pass for one of them.

    E.g. pre Vail, a Sun Peaks season pass got you 50% off Whistler window prices due to common ownership interest through Nippon Cable. There are/were also arrangements with SS and BW for discounts, 25% IIRC.

    But to make that work for you, you need to stay at one hill long enough to get value from its season pass, and ideally get earlybird season passes in June/July.
     
  14. DPS Driver

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    Have a look at the Powder Alliance card it covers Big White, Sun Peaks & Whitewater.

    I think it's a 25% discount but some resorts may have black out dates, so look at that.
     
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  15. Chillybin

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    Cheers. Yeah I ended up buying a Whitewater season pass. Ski SilverStar, Schweitzer and Castle free. Going to bypass Sunpeaks and Big White based on that. The wife is happy trying a few extra places rather than just being stuck at Wh20 all the time. Me, not so much.....
     
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    Nope. My family purchased season passes at the biggest discount period. Family of 4 with 17 and 15 kids cost us CAD $3,059.70 inc taxes. I'll ski 20 days on this.... hopefully.

    With the season pass, I can use the benefit for "Buddy Passes - Buddy passes give you the opportunity to bring a friend for 25% off." What day will you be there?
     
  17. Chillybin

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    Yeah I did the same but am now avoiding SP and Big White out. I purchased a Whitewater season pass as this is always our base. As it turns out I’ll only ski 8 days there this season but ski free at Silverstar, Schweitzer and Castle and get 25% discount at Revy and Sunshine Village. Well worth the $850 each. Works out at roughly $48 a day